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an abrupt end as president trump called gop leaders telling them to pull it from the floor. vice president mike pence meeting with the conservative group the freedom caucus some of the republicans still skeptical about the gop's healthcare plan to repeal and replace obamacare. just hours before the scheduled vote on the bill, house speaker paul ryan stopped by the white house to update president trump on the status of the bill. the trump administration says it's done everything it can. >> we've left everything on the field when it comes to this bill. >> reporter: but some republicans are still on the fence. >> i haven't been undecided for some time much i've been undie chaired. there's a differencism others have been suede after changes were made to the first version of the healthcare plan. >> obamacare's collapsing, premiums are skyrocketing providers are fleeing. this may well be our last off-ramp on this road to ruin. >> reporter: some question the rush. >> why in the world does everything have to begin and finish this week? >> reporter: house democrats insist there is nothing to gloat about on capitol hill
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this week even if it has been embarrassing for republicans. >> the people who vote for this will have this vote tattooed to their foreheads as they go forward. they have to answer for the vote. >> reporter: the trump administration says if this bill fails, obamacare stays and the president will move on to tax reform. >> the president understands this is it. we had this opportunity to change the trajectory of healthcare to help improve -- put a healthcare system in place and to end the nightmare. >> reporter: many republicans are concerned the way they vote on the plan today will affect them during election season next year where they're up for reelection. at the capitol, stephanie ramos abc news. >> and "action news" will have continuing coverage of today's developments. john rawlins will be live at 5 o'clock with what representatives go through and the intense pressure being put on them by the white house and their constituents.
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we'll hear from speak paul ryan live in just moments and of course constant updates posted on >> to other news this afternoon, a gruesome crime is under investigation in maple shade burlington county where a mother and her young son were stabbed to death. the homicide unraveled inside their home last night. bob brooks is live at the fox meadow apartment complex with the details. bob. >> reporter: alicia, somebody out there has done something very horrific. a mother and her son, again that son just six years old brutally stabbed to death. it happened in their apartment just behind us here right next to that tall bush you can see. the initial investigation it just wrapped up and had been going on since 9 o'clock last night when that discovery was first made. it's a crime that neighbors at the fox meadow apartments in maple shade can only describe as. >> this is horrible. this is horrible. >> sickening. >> reporter: it was here in this apartment where detectives say a mother and son were found brutally
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stabbed to death. the two are pictured here. according to the burlington county prosecutor's office, the 38-year-old and her little boy six-year-old anish, their neighbors shocked and now offering prayers. >> sorry for the family. i feel very sorry for them. losing a -- his wife and his child, that's unbearable. >> reporter: the prosecutor's office says the horrific discovery was made by her husband. a close family friend says he pictured here with his family. and the couple moved here to new jersey from that india almost a decade ago. both working as software engineers. that friend also told us over the phone he called him shortly after find his wife and son in a pool of blood. >> he opened the house and he couldn't find his wife and son then he called hanish, his son and he didn't answer so when he went and walked in the bedroom and then he found those two people like dead, blood everywhere. >> reporter: that was around
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9 p.m. yesterday. since then all through the night you can see police have been here working the investigation. at this point no word from detectives on a suspect or why this happened. neighbors say they hope whoever did this is caught soon. that whoever could kill anyone let alone a mother and a young son is a sick and dangerous individual. >> tell you, it's saddening. you know, to see a child's wiped out like that. you know, it's unbelievable. >> reporter: very sad. again, another live look at the apartment there. investigators want to catch whoever did this quick, a dead mother and her dead son not something they're taking lightly. reporting live in maple shade, bob brooks channel6 "action news." brian. >> bob, thank you. the woman accused of faking a pregnancy then kidnapping a baby at the king of prussia mall last year was convicted of that crime today. sharia moore was found guilty of first degree kidnapping. that's a felony combined with
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other charges she could spend up to 27 years in prison. amore kidnapped a seven week old boy from the mall and then told her family the baby was hers. there was no evidence that she was ever pregnant. prosecutors say amore never showed any remorse for the crime. >> prosecutors say a local youth ice hockey coach had sexual contact with children and they're now looking for more potential victims. 55-year-old walter feringdon worked at skating rinks from the 1980's to 2010 testimony he allegedly had sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy in 1994 in deptford. he's also accused of having two victims in new castle. "action news" spoke to the assistant manager at a rink where he used to work. >> had so much good stuff to show the kids that nowadays there's no other teach like he did. he was very good at it. needless to say this is kind of shocking. >> authorities want to hear from anyone who may have
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information about walter ferinden who goes by the nickname tracy. >> a gloucester county neighborhood the center of a shooting. kenneth mosby was killed inside his girlfriend's street on down street in clayton. they think the intruder approached the sliding gas door and opened fire in the house while mosby was sitting in the living room. two other children and an adult were home at the time. they were not hurt. a house fire in aston delaware county left four people and one firefighter injured. the flames broke out around four. ooh 30 this morning. three victims made it out on their own but a police officer is credited with rescuing the fourth. that house a total loss as you can see. everyone is expected to recover from their injuries. we'll hear from the hero officers on firefighters tonight on "action news" at 6:00. >> it is time now for a check of the accuweather forecast. and i think a lot of eyes on tomorrow's warmup. >> nice out there today. we're warming up and that's a good thing. melissa magee standing by for
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adam joseph today she's got the warm accuweather details. >> hey, brian and alicia. yes, certainly wasn't bad as we closed out our work week today. we had clouds earlier now finding more in the way of sunshine on this friday afternoon. we'll show you the temperature swing. yesterday we had a high of 45 and so far today in philadelphia we've climbed up to 57. that's 1 degree above where we normally should be for this time of year and this really tells the story. temperatures a good 14 degrees warmer in philadelphia than they were the same time yesterday. out to the west in lancaster we're about 15 degrees warmer than we were just 24 hours ago and 15 degrees warmer as well in dover. so, if you're stepping out on the town on this friday, it's partly cloudy. it's actually going to be a mild night. 55 at 7:00 p.m. we've got a partly cloudy sky at 8 o'clock. that temperature in at 54 will dip down into the lower 50's at 9:00 and 10:00 and 11 o'clock tonight underneath a partly cloudy sky. we'll talk about what we can expect as we press forward here. shorts on the way tomorrow, shorts and t-shirt kind of
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weather on saturday but then you might need the rain gear as we get into sunday because it stays unsettled even as we get into next week. we'll talk about those details coming up in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast brian so savor your saturday. >> oh, i plan to. melissa, thank you. of course with a beautiful day on the way tomorrow and changes coming on sunday you can rely on from updated hourly forecast to storm tracker6 live we have you covered. keep up with our team of meteorologists on social media by following them on facebook and were it. >> police officers converge on northeast philadelphia this afternoon and the arrested four suspects. chopper6 was overhead as officers searched for the group who initially ran from a crash at the intersection of fairfield and heartle streets. a security monitoring system alerted a homeowner while he was at work. that homeowner called police. officers say they did recover stolen jewelry. >> let's get a first check of the "action news" traffic report on a friday afternoon. >> yes, let's get people home
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to start that he could woo. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the details. >> let's try to at least. yeah, we started the friday morning with a bad crash on the schuylkill expressway. now we have one to start the friday afternoon as well, brian and alicia. this one doesn't look quite as bad as the were its a multi vehicle accident westbound by gulph mills, was blocking lanes for a little while. now they have it pushed off to the side but police and penndot remain on the scene. it's actually the eastbound traffic here that's a little slower at the moment as you come out of king of prussia and head into toward the conshohocken curve. definitely no shortage of volume on these highways on this friday afternoon. just 7 miles per hour on the westbound side of the schuylkill through university city. we had a crash on the westbound side of the vine expressway coming away from broad street headed out towards the schuylkill and you can see speeds in the 20's right now on 95. trying to come off of 95 here close to the airport, the bartram avenue off-ramp is blocked. you can see police there blocking that off ramp. it's because of a crash along bartram itself. so, restrictions on bartram and the ramp from 95
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southbound is blocked. in new castle county, ramp from 95 northbound to go to 273 is blocked. that's an overturned tractor-trailer. and all afternoon long we've had construction on the delaware memorial bridge. delaware bound two lanes out of commission so big delays with speeds in the teens as you come off the new jersey turnpike. might want to use the commodore barry instead. let's do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon the west deptford township gloucester county a crash along salem avenue not too far away from grove avenue. we'll check it again, brian and alicia, in the next half hour. >> sounds good. see you then matt. still ahead on "action news" today drivers will soon see changes to area ez-pass. what you can expect coming up. >> concern over missing children in washington, d.c. but are there suddenly more cases or simply more awareness? we'll look at the whole story ahead. >> and trouble on the tracks. trains sideswipe each other during new york's morning rush. >> ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ >> and we continue our breaking news coverage this afternoon. the withdrawal of the american healthcare and act that has appeared moving towards defeat. speaker paul ryan now know you speaking about that. let's listen live. >> obamacare and which probably most troubling is the worst is yet to come with obamacare. i'm also proud of the long inclusive member driven process that we had. any member who wanted to engage constructively to offer ideas to improve this bill they could. and i want to thank so many members who helped make this bill better. a lot of our members put a lot of hard work into this. i also want to thank the president. i want to thank the vice president. i want to thank tom price rick mull vain 19 the entire white house team. the president gave his all in this effort. he did everything he possibly could to help people see the opportunity we had business this bill. he's really been fantastic.
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still, we got to do better and we will. i absolutely believe that. this is a setback no two ways about it but it is not the end of the story because i know that every man and woman in this conference is now motivated more than ever to step up our game to deliver on our promises. i know that everyone is committed to seizing this incredible opportunity that we have and i sure. >> talk about real people. now you've got a law on the books. you guys don't like the language but it's going to be at the law. do you plan to try to help it along and chop it up. >> this is the problem -- the question is do we kind of prop it along and try and prop it up. it is so fundamentally flawed i don't know that that is possible. what we're really worried about is and you've heard me say this all along is the coming premium increases that are coming with a death spiraling healthcare system. that is my big concern. we just didn't quite get
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consensus today. what we have is a member driven process to try and get consensus. we came very close but we did not get that consensus. that's why i thought the wise thing to do was not proceed with a vote but to pull the bill and see what we can do but i don't think the law as it is fashioned or anything close to it is really going to be able to survive. >> work on legislation now. >> we'll see. we'll go back and figure out what the next steps are. yeah. >> can you explain the conservatives freedom caucus [inaudible] are they responsible for the defeat today. >> i don't want to cast blame. there is a block of no votes that we had that is why this didn't pass. they were sufficient number of votes that prevented it from passing and that he didn't change their votes. we were close. some of the members of that caucus were voting with us but not enough were and therefore -- and i met with their chairman earlier dan he made it clear to me that the votes weren't going to be there from their team and that
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was sufficient to provide the balance to not have this bill passed. >> speaker, you all swept the house won the majority with the promise to repeal obamacare. the majority of the senate,. >> that's right. >> the white house with the promise to repeal obamacare. how do you go home to your constituents saying you know what, it's not in the ability of this administration. sorry folks. >> dana, that's a really good question. i wish i had a better answer for you. i really believe obamacare is a law that's collapsing it's hurting families it's not working. it was designed in a fundamentally flawed way. we believe this bill is the best way to go but we just didn't quite get the consensus to get there. >> question for you if you don't mind. bottom line is obamacare right now remains the law of the land. >> that's right. >> is that going to change in 2017? >> yeah, i don't know what else to say other than obamacare is the law of the land. it's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced. we did not have quite the votes to replace this law and
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so yeah we're going to be living with obamacare for the foreseeable future. i don't know its going to take us to replace this law. my worry is obamacare is going to be getting even worse. actually i think we were probably doing the democrats a favor. i think we were doing the architects of obama a favor by passing this law before it gets even worse. well, i guess that favor is not going to be given to them and it's going to get worse. so i don't think the architects of obamacare i'm sure they may be pleased right now but when they see how bad this thing gets based on all the projections we're being told by the plans that are participating in obamacare i don't think they're going to like that either. look, five states you got one plan left. >> we came close but we came up short those are the words from speaker paul ryan today as the american healthcare act cruising toward defeat was pulled at the request of president obama -- rather, president trump and of course speaker paul ryan a as he just said, a big major defeat for the white house. president trump all in on this bill he supported it and of course for republicans who for
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seven years expressed anger over obamacare but when given the chance to fix it, came up short in their effort to do so. continuing coverage on this right here this afternoon. in the meantime we'll send it over to alicia at the big board. >> and there's a situation that's happening out of and washington, d.c. right now generating a lot of concern and outrage among parents and teens. the number of missing teens in that city many black or latino seems to be increasing at an alarming rate but d.c. police maintain the numbers here don't tell the whole story. >> these tweets from d.c. police highlight nearly a dozen black teenaged girls who were reported missing in just three days. the alerts now have community members in washington both frustrated and scared. >> can't go nowhere by ourselves. we can't do nothing because we have to get word about somebody trying to take us. >> the teens are among 38 people now listed as missing on d.c.'s metropolitan police site. many of them are black or
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latino teenaged girls. >> it should be known that there's a possibility. >> concerned hundreds packed a town hall meeting this week worried their children were being targeted but according to city officials, there aren't more girls missing, they're just doing a better job of raising awareness. >> i just implemented a process to assure that all critical missing persons receive the same level of police service and media attention. >> d.c. police tell abc news all of the 38 people who are currently missing walked away voluntarily and four teens in the initial series of tweets have since been located but those still missing could be in real danger. that's why d.c. officials are turning to social media to bring grader awareness. >> there certainly is a disparity between when you have a missing person of color and a missing white person. if someone is classified as a run away they certainly don't get media attention. >> in d.c. officials say right now their hands are tied because by law, an amber alert
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cannot be issued for run aways, only when it's believed the child has been abducted or is in imminent danger so and officials are urging parents to contact their lawmakers if they want that changed. brian. >> all right, alicia, thank you. as we turn our attention to the accuweather forecast heading into a weekend that's going to be 50-50 but half of it's going to be really nice. melissa magee standing by with the details. >> i think you'll like the first half of the weekend more so than the second. tomorrow features plenty of warm temperatures across the region. we'll show you the picture outside. sky6 live in hd looking the the center city skyline. look at the cameras bouncing a little bit in the wind much we've got gusts as high as 25 miles per hour in philadelphia, that's why that camera is a little shaky. we have a southerly windout i'd right now so it's 57 in philadelphia, same thing in lancaster, 53 there in allentown, 56 in trenton. along the coast in cape may with that south facing wind it is a little cooler, numbers only in the upper 40's. sustained wind 18 trenton, 12
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allentown, 22 miles per hour in dover and 15 miles per hour in philadelphia and as i mentioned we are picking up some higher gusts out of the south. here is satellite6 along with action radar t we had that frontal boundary that came through earlier today. it did trigger some light precipitation in the northern lehigh valley and up through the poconos. all of that precipitation riding on off to our north and east and we've got all of this southerly wind coming in across much of the eastern half of the u.s. and numbers will be responding over the next 24 hours. over the in ex12 hour it's partly cloudy. it is a mild night. we'll drop down to 44 in the suburbs and 50 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low with that west to southwesterly wind at six to 12 miles per hour. this is what you're waiting for. as we get into saturday its a warmer day. showers arriving late, however, in the afternoon and evening. high temperature in philadelphia 74. 70 in lancaster. 65 in allentown at the coast in cape may it will be cooler, numbers there will only be in the middle and lower 60's. future tracker6 showing you as we go throughout the day, the
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majority in the first half of the day is dry, clouds and occasional sunshine and temperatures above average but as we get into the afternoon hours we'll be tracking a back door front dipping southward. this model showing you by 4:30 in the afternoon we've got a couple showers creeping into the forecast. same thing holds true as that front makes a little bit more progress to the south. 8 o'clock tomorrow night, we've got those showers scattered about and it does look like this will ignite change if we get into the second half of our weekend. here's the four day at 4:00. you can see tomorrow enjoy it. clouds and some sun, a high temperature of 74. as we get into sunday, it's going to be cooler, a high of just 50 with rain and drizzle. on monday, mostly cloudy with showers, a high of 67. on tuesday, guys, high temperature coming in at 68 so enjoy the first half of the day tomorrow, numbers in the 70's, then a bit of a turn. >> all right, get outside. thank you melissa. more "action news" coming up right after this. >> ♪ in you shall flush
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>> describing what they called an explosion and the sound of crushing metal passengers had an abrupt stop to their morning commute when an amtrak train sideswiped an nj transit car during rush hour at new york's penn station today. no one was seriously injured. all passengers on board made it to the platform safely. the cars involved have several scrapes and dents as you see. the incident caused major delay. >> new wreck electronic toll collection equipment is going up. right now when you go through a toll there's a light that lets you know your transponder was read. those lights are against federal guidelines and they're being removed. you might be caught off guard but you keep driving and of course obey the speed limit. >> if you haven't
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>> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with breaking news from the nation's capitol. the republican healthcare plan has suffered another major setback. >> just within the last hour the white house said it pulled that bill which congress was set to vote on this afternoon. that came as it became apparent the bill did not have the votes to pass. minutes ago speaker of the house paul ryan admitted they were close but came up short in his words saying he was proud of the healthcare bill they produced. it enter went a long list of changes as republican leadership worked to convince conservative lawmakers to vote yes on it. in the end their efforts to win their support scared away more moderate republicans and
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opposition only grew. just last night the president announced that he wanted a vote today no matter the outcome. of course that changed today. speaker ryan says as of now the plan is to leave obamacare in place and "move on to other items on its agenda." tax reform chief among them. we'll continue to monitor the developments as they come in on air and online at >> jurors deliberating in the trial of graham spanier have reached a verdict. he was acquitted of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment. earlier today the jury asked to rehear testimony from the head of jerry sandusky's clarity for at risk children. the charges against spanier stemmed from his handling of a complaint against sandusky back in 2001. the jury began deliberating yesterday afternoon. meanwhile convicted child
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molester jerry sandusky has returned treturned to court tod. he's fighting for a new trial saying his defense attorney was ineffective at his first trial. "action news" reporter chad pradelli has the latest on sandusky's appeal. >> reporter: after five hours of testimony, attorneys for jerry sandusky say today was a good day in their quest for a new trial. >> how are you doing today? are you ready. >> reporter: jerry sandusky walked in a center county court with a wide smile. newly appointed judge is presiding over his post conviction relief petition. it was an old face to take the stand first former defense attorney joe amendola. this awkward answer to a question about being attracted to young boys was played at trial. >> you know, i enjoy young people. i -- i love to be around them.
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i -- i -- but no, i'm not sexually attracted to young business. amendola argued he grinned at to curry favor with the media. >> jerry and i talked about the opportunity to tell people i'm innocent. >> there's no way he could effectively based on the time constraints he was under and i think that's a given and our position is whatever reason, it was not effective assistance of counsel. >> reporter: lindsey spent the afternoon trying to prove investigators coaxed the victims into drumming up the allegations against the once iconic coach. lindsey argued the victims changed their stories and accused one trooper of trying to find a case. trooper joseph lighter responded we were trying to find the truth. and judge fedora is not expected to make a ruling until may at the earliest when more hearings are expected to take place. in belfont, chad pradelli channel6 "action news."
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>> we are getting our first look today at the philadelphia police officer accused of leaving his starving dog to die in a trash bag. this is 33-year-old michael long. the 11 year veteran of the 18th district turned himself in on several animal cruelty charges yesterday, that after pennsylvania spca traced a badly neglected pitbull found dumped in wissahickon valley park last november back to the officer. now, the dog now named cranberry was so emaciated she could barely lift her head at the time. after months of treatment cranberry was adopted by a family in malvern. police say long will be fired after a 30 day suspension. >> we're learning more about a knife attack in norristown montgomery county this morning. police were called to a home on the 800 block of arch street just before 6:30. when they got there, they found a crowd yelling about a stabbing. seconds later a man covered blood charged at an officer. that officer tased the
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assailant. as flores was being arrested another officer found his 30-year-old roommate pleading heavily. he had been stabbed in the face but system expected to recover. flores is facing a number of charges including aggravated assault. a robbery attempt in philadelphia's frankford section forced a school into lockdown this afternoon. police say a man tried to hold up a produce market around 2 o'clock. instead of handing over cash a worker pulled out his own gun and started shooting at the robber. though nobody was hit, nearby spin, inc., school was placed on lockdown. the would be robber got away. >> one student was hurt in a highway school bus crash today in cherry hill. chopper6 arrived on scene just after the other vehicle was being towed away, as that was happening. state police say that the suv flipped over after it collided with that bus near exit 32 on i-295. one female student was taken to the hospital for
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observation. no one else was injured here. >> meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph this afternoon and spring, we're waiting for it to spring. >> yeah, i think it will have sprung by tomorrow, guys. we'll show you what's going on outside. sky6 live in hd as we're looking at the ben franklin bridge on this friday afternoon, we've got clouds and the sun finally starting to come out and it's a beautiful shot with the delaware river kind of quiet. the temperature in at 57, dewpoint 33, winds out of the south-southwest at 15 miles per hour. and right now we've got gusts in the city as high as 25 miles per hour. down the shore in cape may it's a gorgeous shot, 47 is the temperature, the dewpoint 41. winds out of the south at 15 miles per hour. that ocean temperature still chilly, coming in at 42. i want to show you the wide numbers. in philadelphia sitting at 57. in the south and west in chicago it's 80 degrees right now, 81 in saint louis, 76 in
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memphis tennessee. we'll be tapping into a piece of that warmth with that nice southerly wind as early as tomorrow afternoon. that's why you got to break out the shorts, enjoy it tomorrow, guys, because temperatures well above average come saturday. >> you don't hear us say then chicago weather over here. >> yeah, yeah, we want it tomorrow. >> all right. >> thanks melissa. >> traumatic brain injuries and recovery were the topic of discussion in university city today. penn medicine hosted the third annual mind your brain conference. the program focuses on sharing research and therapies for those affected by traumatic brain injury and concussions. march is national brain injury awareness month. the nfl draft comes to town in just about a month and with philadelphia on the clock, the city is preparing to host the league and its newest players. "action news" anchor rick williams is live in the news room with more on that and how the city is getting ready. >> they're getting ready all right, alicia, that's right. the city released the street closures that will take effect when the draft arrives here in town and even though the draft
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doesn't start until the end of the month areas around the parkway will feel the squeeze in just a couple of weeks. coming up to and night at 5:00 we'll break down the closures so you can plan ahead. also coming up tonight, garth is back. he's one of the best selling artists of all time. tonight he makes his return to philadelphia since 2001. it's been awhile. i sat down with the country super star and had us wife ahead of their show which kicks off tonight at the wells fargo center and we talk about all the things, their excitement about being in town what they're going to do around town since they're here until sunday. we'll talk to him tonight on "action news" at 95::just some of the stories we're covering for you when we see you in just a little bit. until then back to the studio. brian we'll talk to you soon. >> what a cool opportunity to talk to him, a country legend. philadelphia students forming new bonds with the city's men and women in uniform. officials launched the bigs in blue youth mentoring program today. this partnership with big
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brothers, big sisters of america pairs officers with children in the districts they serve of the the goal here is to build trusting relationships between police and the younger generation. >> what a better way to celebrate national cheesesteak day with a free cheesesteak or three? you like that idea. >> yeah. >> we'll tell you how in freebie friday. >> parental peace of mind, that's what uber is now offering thanks to a new service that not only gives teens a ride it gives mom and dad a way to spy on their kids even after they've been dropped off. >> plus a would be intruder goes from trying to break down a door to running for his life in a matter of seconds. you won't want to miss what a florida mom did to send him sprinting away. >> ♪
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>> fiery scene in manhattan. the driver of that plumbing truck was traveling down the road minding his own business when someone alerted him that the vehicle was smoking. he immediately jumped out grabbed a fire extinguisher from a nearby building but of course that was too late. investigators say the truck was actually leaking gas at
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the time. you could see a line of flames going down the block. seven cars that were parked were damaged because of this. police say a home intruder messed with the wrong mom. new surveillance video shows the man breaking into a miami home while a woman and her two kids were inside. while the children cried hysterically the mother rushed to her bedroom and grabbed her gun. the moment the suspect finally forced his way in he knew he was in trouble. >> he was running for his life. and he kept looking back making sure that i wasn't going to just shoot him in the back. >> well, that homeowner says her children are the only reason she decided against pulling the trigger. while the suspect did get away police are hoping that this pretty clear surveillance video will help track them to him. >> in big talkers now, we start with a big story out of the nation's capitol. the senate has voted along party lines to strike internet privacy protections that were put in place during the obama administration. now they hadn't gone into
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effect yet but the senate has already voted to repeal those protections and here's what it means for you. if enacted internet service providers would have to have gotten your permission before collecting and sharing your data. republicans criticized the rules saying they put internet service providers on unequal footing with data collecting companies like facebook and google. democrats criticized the repeal saying consumers do not want their personal information shared especially without their permission. the house of representatives is expected to follow suit next week followed by a signature by president trump. uber is ruling -- rolling ought a new service to give parents a peace of mind it's called teen uber and it allows parents a way to keep track of their kids even after they've been dropped off. the ride sharing service just rolled out this new program. first, mom and dad can add their teens to a family profile. that means the kids can now request their own car. but here's the catch.
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for 20 minutes after the drop-off, parents can confirm their whereabouts through gps so that they know where they got dropped off, say s-the library is really where they're going. seems uber is in the pilot phase and right now it's only available in a few cities. finally there may be a little egg on his face. but a funny talented and brave makeup artist by th from pot luk took a crack at his challenge. applying a full face of makeup using hard boiled egg. yes, this is really happening yokes -- folks, sorry i had to go there. and it really works. >> apply this to our face like this and here it goes. ready, you guys? oh, my gosh, this is actually working really, really well. this kind of feels like a really cold silly sponge but it smells like sewage. >> it is a hard boiled egg. we all know the smell.
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he called it the egg challenge. in his first series he asks people to give him some weird things to apply makeup with so the egg won this one . what did he think? well, watch along. he calls it cold and super refreshing. says he's very impressed with how it's working. he says the egg is kind of smushy and flexible. you can even get into the eye crevice with the concealer is. another makeup artist named esther also gave it a go. she said she loved it. people listened. you have the ingredients at home and you know it is an egg. >> oh, no. >> yes, melissa, oh yes, at one point he kind of pops the yolk out and takes a bite. >> stop it. >> so it works. >> pretty excellent. >> a lunch date. you could put on your makeup and eat the egg. >> right in time for easter. >> perfect timing for this particular tip. alicia thank you.
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it's time for another check on the roads. matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center where things were slow going a little while ago. >> they still are. i can't stand hard boiled eggs so i'm squirming a bit over that story. good afternoon, we've seen some exceptionally heavy volume out there its not going easy for drivers trying to get home. they're scrambling for ways to get home o if you're heading into delaware via the delaware memorial bridge we've had construction all afternoon. those crews just cleared so the southbound lanes delaware bound are now reopened and we're trying to recover 18 miles per hour coming off of the new jersey turnpike. in delaware, new castle county still have that flipped over truck blocking the ramp from 95 northbound to 273 westbound. i would just use the ramps at christiana instead. elsewhere along 95, still have the southbound off ramp to bartram avenue closed in southwest philadelphia. that's an accident scene there. and otherwise, just a bunch of slow speeds along 95 and the schuylkill. 11 miles per hour westbound by city avenue. farther west by gulph mills
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this multi vehicle crash is almost gone. it's on the shoulder but headed out toward king of prussia still attracting a little bit of attention. as you head towards norristown a broken down vehicle blocking a lane on 202. watch out for a crash and just 8 miles per hour along king street at shoemaker road. we'll check it again, brian and alicia, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> sounds good my friend. thank you. mete statheclusive accuweathery forecast plus we hear from president trump about the defeat to his healthcare law today, that's coming up next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> well, republicans formally pulled or withdrew the american healthcare act today, that is the republican healthcare bill designed repeal and replace obamacare.
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that came as it appeared evident that that bill would not pass. we just heard from president donald trump. >> thank you very much. we were very close. it was a very, very tight margin. we had no democrat support. we had no votes from the democrats. they weren't going to give us a single vote so it's a very difficult thing to do. i've been saying for the last year and a half, that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let obamacare explode. it is exploding right now. it's -- many states have big problems, almost all states have big problems. i was in tennessee the other day. >> pretty extraordinary statement from president trump there on a couple fronts certainly blaming democrats for the failure of the american healthcare act. of course it would have taken only all the republicans to vote for it for it to pass but more than 23 signaled that they would not vote for it. in addition he said that is et isalaw of the land "explo
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that is something that has vowed before not to let happen saying it would be rresponsib in power to allow tho happen buof see what happens next. but an extraordinary day in washington today. >> meteorologist melissa magee here with a check of the accuweather forecast. heading into this weekend and one day looking really nice. >> yes, savor tomorrow, guys, that's the better day of the two over the weekend because by sunday, we're tracking a little bit of weweather. >> we deserve one day. >> action cam at the delaware city marina its a gorgeous shot there. you can see that we had clouds earlier today and now the sun starting to make a late day return. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar. you could see it's dry, no issues with precipitation. earlier today we did have some light precip north and west of the lehigh valley and up through the poconos. temperatures currently on the mild side, 57 in philadelphia, 56 in wilmington.
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we've got that southerly wind. 60 in millville. 47, though, at the coast in beach haven with ufacing wind ta little cooler in comparison to inland locations, 55 to the north and west in reading. the only issue right now with our forecast is that the winds are pretty blustery. they're gusting as high as 25 miles per hour in philadelphia, gusts as high as 28 in dover. we're up to 32 miles per hour in beach haven and 23 miles per hour in reading. here is satellite6 along with action radar. you can see the front that came through earlier today its now lifting on off to our north and east and we're tapping into all of this warmer air out to the south and with that that comes a southwesterly wind and that is the wind we need to get our numbers well above average. that's going to be the case on saturday. for tonight it's partly cloudy, it's pretty comfortable. 50 in philadelphia for the overnight low. 44 in allentown. we'll drop down to 52 in dover. the overnight low in cape may falling down to just 45. here's the setup for us on our saturday. we have high pressure to our north.
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and we've got this frontal boundary pretty close to us so tomorrow it's a warmer day. we're up to 74 with a bit of a milky sky so clouds dependent we reach 74 degrees we'll above averages but temperatures with that south facing wind much cooler at the shore. front makes a little b progress to the soso, we're tapn easterly wind the cloudy. we've the dri just 50 degrees. here's the exclusive acweather 7-dayorecasturday irm. we'reacking some showerste depee cloud cover and the arrival of that frontal boundary, it's going to for right now we're calling for 74 for the high. on sunday, some sunshine and that rain developing late in the day with d 50. mostly cloudy with showers around on monday and at 67. tuesday still staying unsettled with a spotty shower overhead, a high of 68. on wednesday, sunsclxneds makid at 65.
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tl sunny.friday mostly cloudy wirriving late in the day. high temperature coming in at 56. i think the first half of the day tomorrow is nice, guys. numbers in the 70's, you can't complain. >> okay. >> we'll take them while we can get them. >> thanks melissa. >> freebie friday is next its national cheesesteak day. >> ♪
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>> if you didn't know it, it is national cheesesteak day. you're welcome. it's not too late to get a free one in honor of, of course, philadelphia's beloved sandwich. first, tony luke's is giving away free cheesesteaks at its sicklerville new jersey store until 6 o'clock tonight. they assure us they will have enough for everyone. add to the list o'donnell's restaurant and bar in gloucester city new jersey and adelphia in deptford they're giving away their versions
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until 7 o'clock tonight. in feasterville they're doing so until close. that's 10 o'clock tonight and then how about this, treat yourself to a free cup of gelato. valley forge flowers of eagle village shop in wayne giving away free gelatos the the barn cafe today and all day tomorrow. if you're heading out there make sure you grab that. bj's wholesale club offering new customers a free 90 day membership to try out their club store any location. tomorrow there is a free health and fitness expo happening from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. inside the wildwoods convention center. they have a host of activities and screenings at the ready. i'll tell you how to get involved in that. and i will show you how to get this free "beauty and the beast" lego right now on that's lumiere. pretty cute, brian, right. >> sounds good. i stopped listening after you said cheesesteak.
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alicia thank you. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli adam joseph and melissa magee i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers on phl17. now here is rick williams with a look at what's coming up next at 5 o'clock. >> hi, brian. thank you. coming up next on "action "actin news" at 5:00 worry following breaking news out of the nation's capitol. gop leaders have pulled their healthcare law due to a lack of party support. more from lawmakers and local reaction straight ahead. also a scare on the tracks in new york city. a train headed to philadelphia partially derailed this morning making for a tough commute tonight. those stories and much more are coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jane apody meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> i will not sugar coat this. this is a disappointing day for us. doing big things is hard. all of us, all of us myself included, we will need time to reflect on how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better. >> that was speaker of the house paul ryan minutes after he pulled the republican's
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healthcare plan from the house floor. despite confidence from the president and plenty of pressure from from gop leaders, those behind the bill came up short on the votes needed to pass. it is friday night. monica is off, alicia vitarelli is joining us and the big story on "action news" is breaking news from the nation's capitol. republicans have withdrawn their attempt to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> president trump spoke about today's actions just minutes ago. >> perhaps the best thing that could happen is exactly what happened today. because we'll end up with a truly great healthcare bill in the future after this mess known as obamacare explodes. >> after a flurry of activity over the last 24 hours, a vote was scheduled for 3:30 this afternoon. but instead of gathering support for the republican healthcare plan, it seems that more and more republicans began to waver on voting yes. sources tell abc news president trump called sea


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